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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, December 25, 2012


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Wednesday Highlights: Jesus Diaz at Fast Company Design looks back at how Apple's "Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century"; Tim Cook falls 43 spots to #96 in Glassdoor's CEO rankings, due in large part to "Apple's culture of secrecy and high stress"; Jason Snell ponders what Apple's new TV service will look like, and how it can compete with Hulu, Netflix; "the enterprise is Apple's space today" says Fleetsmith CEO Zack Blum; Dieter Bohn explains the how/why in his Mac customization; at, a video on building a hackintosh; interview with Angela Ahrendts on Apple's focus to enrich peoples' lives—reports in our General Interest section; Axios reporting of online privacy plan in works at White House; Siri a bit wishy washy in latest OS betas; Cult of Mac, 9to5Mac go hands-on with the Walkie-Talkie feature in watchOS 5.

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  • "Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook vs. Amazon: The Lines Between Software and Hardware Continue to Blur" [Paid Membership Required] 5:47 PM
  • "Apple in 2013: Big plans for processors/Look for beef-up graphics and improved efficiency" Macworld 6:35 AM
  • "Christmas Eve at the Apple, Microsoft and Sony stores" Fortune 6:40 AM
  • "Kirkpatrick Says Apple Enthusiasm Not Diminished: David Kirkpatrick, author of 'The Facebook Effect,' and John Sculley, former chief executive officer of Apple Inc., talk about the outlook for Apple, Facebook Inc. and mobile technology. They speak with Sara Eisen and Alix Steel on Bloomberg Television's 'Surveillance.'"  Bloomberg 12/24
  • "Samsung pursuit of Apple was abusive, says EC: The European Commission has announced the 'preliminary view' that Samsung's pursuit of injunctions against Apple in the courts of various European countries over alleged patent infringement is an abuse of its patent position."  EE Times 12/24
  • "China to crack down on 'malicious' trademark registrations" Reuters 12/24
  • "China plans to crack down on 'malicious' trademarks after Apple's iPad name dispute"  AppleInsider 12/24
  • "Apple Stores Packed Over Holiday Weekend" TheStreet 12/24
  • "Apple relents, and an unplugged Kickstarter is back on" GigaOM 12/24
  • "Apple v Samsung judge described as Apple-sympathizer on Wikipedia: Amendments to the Wikipedia page of Judge Lucy Koh removed soon after" Macworld UK 12/24
  • "Give the gift of tech support" Macworld 12/24
  • "Mac Gems: Miro Video Converter makes it easy to convert video" Macworld 10:43 AM
  • "The best apps for your new Mac" The Verge 10:39 AM
  • "Password Management: Remembering Just One Password is Easier and Safer" Mactuts+ 9:06 AM
  • "How To Create A Smart Playlist For Multiple Artists In iTunes" AddictiveTips 10:41 AM
  • "In depth with iTunes 11's MiniPlayer" Macworld 12/24
  • "iTunes 11: Miniplayer and Up Next tips" Macworld 12/24
  • "Devjuice: TraductoPro offers human-powered localization and translation" TUAW 12/24
  • "iTunes 11: Empty playlists and syncing to iOS devices" Mac OS X Hints 12/24
  • "MacMost Now 804: iPhone Backup and Restore" MacMost 12/24
  • "Propellerhead Reason Digital Audio Workstation (review)" IT.Enquirer 12/24
  • "AppleScript Desktop Icon Race" TUAW 12/24
  • "Why is Microsoft contributing to WebKit? If Apple and Google won't work on supporting the proposed W3C standards for touch in WebKit, then Microsoft will - to get it adopted on websites that will then work better on Windows and Windows Phone."  ZDNet 12/24
Press Releases
  • "TUAW Best of 2012 Nominations: Mac" TUAW 7:11 PM
  • "Sleep No More Keeps Your Mac Awake on a Timer" Lifehacker 12/24
  • "321Soft Announces Launch of USB Flash Recovery for Mac" prMac 12/24
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Japan 'Lucky Bag' sale slated for January 2nd at 7 stores" 9 to 5 Mac 9:30 PM
  • "Developers hoping to cash in with app sales as millions unwrap new tablets and smartphones" Digital Trends 10:41 AM
  • "Amazon Is Selling Stolen iPhones. Merry Christmas!" Gizmodo 1:14 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' luxury yacht now free to leave port after payment dispute is settled" Digital Trends 6:38 AM
  • "Apple's 2012 in Review: Archetypes, executive shuffles, patents and still no televisions" The Next Web 12/24
  • "Apple in 2012: Jan-March, factory concerns, 'incredible product' promises, New iPad/The first three months of the year saw Apple face Chinese factory concerns, make 'incredible product' promises to shareholders, and launch the New iPad" Macworld UK 12/24
  • "Best of 2012: How Apple-Google Is From 'Rocky'" [Video Report] Bloomberg 12/24
  • "Google Nexus 7 trounces iPad mini in CNET UK tablet poll" Crave @ CNET 12/24
  • "Children ditch Barbies for iPads this Christmas as toymakers feel the squeeze" The Telegraph 12/24
  • "Mattel And Hasbro Said To Be 'Terrified' As More Kids Seek High-Tech Christmas Gifts" BGR 12/24
  • "Chart Of The Day: U.S. Adults Acquiring Tablets At a Dizzying Rate" Business Insider 12/24
  • "It's an iPad Christmas, Tablet Adoption Soars" Tapscape 12/24
  • "iPad And Tablet-Related Injuries On Rise: The number of people with upper body pain, which could be related to the use of hand-held devices and tablets, is increasing." Sky News 12/24
  • "Apple's free 12 Days of Christmas giveaway starts Boxing Day: From 26 December – 6 January iPhone, iPad uers can download one free gift every day" Macworld UK 12/24
  • "Sprint Salesman Refuses To Sell iPhone To Customer, Says His 'Fingers Are Too Fat' To Use It" BGR 12/24
  • "Customer claims Sprint worker said his fingers 'too fat' for iPhone" CNET News 12/24
  • "Steve Jobs' yacht is now free to sail as his heirs reach temporary agreement with Starck" The Next Web 12/24
  • "Wondering How to Create a Great Tablet App for Kids? Ask Bert and Ernie." AllThingsD 12/24
  • "Will Ferrell Apple Switch ads are a holiday-themed blast from the past" TUAW 12/24
Non-Apple News
  • "Sci-fi tech that's already becoming a reality" Digital Trends 1:14 PM
  • "Security Loophole In Facebook's Camera App Allowed Hackers To Hijack Accounts Over WiFi" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "Nokia tablet details: keyboard cover with battery, 10.1-inch display: AT&T will reportedly be the first carrier to sell the tablet, which could make its debut at Mobile World Congress in February." CNET News 12/24
  • "'Something Ventured' Set to Air in January: The Risky Dudes Who Wrote the Checks That Made Silicon Valley" AllThingsD 12/24
  • "Huawei teases tricked-out Mate phablet" TG Daily 12/24
  • "Video: Robot droplets - a liquid swarm that thinks" TG Daily 12/24
  • "Facebook Expands Photo Functionality In Its Desktop App; Quietly Rolls Out Drag To Upload Feature" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "Adobe promises to soon patch 2-year-old Shockwave flaw" IDG News Service 12/24
  • "Giada announces compact ARM-based Android desktop" PCWorld 12/24
  • "Mozilla compromises on x64 Firefox after user backlash: Backtracks from earlier decision, will continue offering a 64-bit browser for Windows" Computerworld 12/24
  • "Yahoo's Flickr offers 3 free months of its Pro service: Services provides uploads up to 50MB per photo and unlimited viewing of your photo library, among other goodies." PCWorld 12/24
  • "RIM Pricing Power With Carriers Slips as Sales Decline" Bloomberg 12/24
  • "Chrome 25 will disable 'silently installed' extensions: All Chrome extensions installed using offline methods will be disabled until the users decide otherwise, Google says" IDG News Service 12/24
  • "Seven Questions for Google Enterprise Chief Amit Singh" AllThingsD 12/24
  • "Ho, Ho, Ho: Track St. Nick On Google's Santa Tracker" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "LG readies Google TV models for debut at CES 2013" PCWorld 12/24
  • "Google/Motorola 'X phone' Tries To Push Tech Limits" BYTE 12/24
  • "Acer readying $99 Android tablet for emerging markets, plus cheaper Windows 8 tablet" ZDNet 12/24
  • "Read this before you wrap that Christmas Wii U - and ukuleles" Chicago Sun-Times [Free Registration Required] 12/24
  • "Websites Vary Prices, Deals Based on Users' Information" [Paid Membership Required] 12/24
  • "WSJ: Retailers adjusting online prices based on location and perceived income" The Verge 12/24
  • "Debug 4: Dave Teare and 1Password" iMore 12/24
  • "Ted Landau On Life-Changing Technology and Power Cycling Troubles" MacNotables 12/24
  • "iMore show 330: 2012 year in review" iMore 12/24
  • "Sharp Ends IGZO LCD Panel Supply to Apple - Patently Apple" Patently Apple 9:03 AM
  • "27-inch iMac Benchmarks: Bang for the Buck?" FairerPlatform 6:33 AM
  • "Fresh iPad rumor: thinner, lighter version due in March/The report also calls for an iPad Mini with a Retina Display." CNET News 12/24
  • "iPad 5 to debut in March with iPad Mini-inspired design, report claims" Digital Trends 12/24
  • "iPad 5 To Come In March, Retina iPad Mini Will Have A6X Processor [Rumor] Cult of Mac 12/24
  • "Apple Rumored To Release Thinner And Lighter Fifth-Generation iPad In March 2013" App Advice 12/24
  • "Rumored iPad 5 to be thinner -- and land in March" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/24
  • "Rumored iPad 5 to be thinner -- and land in March" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 12/24
  • "Rumour: iPad 5 to take design cues from iPad mini in March" T3 12/24
  • "iOS 6 security bug in wild, reenables JavaScript under Safari without input from user" O'Grady's PowerPage 12/24
  • "'Changing Of The Guard' At Apple Makes iOS 6.1 Much Harder To Jailbreak, Says Hacker" Cult of Mac 12/24
  • "A vintage Mac Christmas" [Slideshow] Macworld 12/24
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple's 36 Patent Wins Include Original MacBook Air & iPod touch" Patently Apple 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patents Relating to a Super-Thin USB Connector, the iMac's Housing, 4G LTE Technology & 25 More" Patently Apple 1:14 PM
  • "Apple Wins Strategically Important Micro SIM Patent" Patently Apple 11:49 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for Popular Nike + iPod Application" Patently Apple 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patents Relating to Multi-Touch Advancements & Processes for manufacturing iDevice Glass" Patently Apple 11:00 AM
  • "Apple granted design patent for fourth-gen iPod touch, reminds us of the shorter, plumper past" Engadget 6:29 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Just got a new iPhone, iPad or Android device for Christmas? Gameloft cuts popular iOS and Android games to 99¢" BGR 10:39 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 60 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 6:42 AM
  • "Pocket World At War For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/24
  • "iBattle Game For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/24
  • "Monorace For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 12/24
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/24
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/24
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/24
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 40 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 12/24
  • "Refurbished AirPort from $69; Thunderbolt Display, $829" FairerPlatform 12/24
  • "BundleHunt - The Greatest Mac Treasure" [Ends Dec 25th] Bundle Hunt 12/24

  • "Review: Bose SoundLink Air offers good sound, but few features" Macworld 10:42 AM
  • "Cygnett Enigma iPad mini folio case review" AppleTell 6:41 AM
  • "Storage Shootout: 'late 2012" iMac 27-inch HDD vs SSD vs Fusion Drive" Bare Feats 12/24
  • "Review: Kingston Hyper-X 3K 240GB SSD/Kingston targets fans... and mostly doesn't disappoint" Register Hardware 12/24
  • "Spigen SGP Linear EX Slim Metal Series for iPhone 5 Review" Run Around Tech 12/24
  • "Logitech Offers Sweet Sound with Bluetooth 'Boombox'" AllThingsD 12/24
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Make Your Photos Talk with Over HD – iPad App Review" PadGadget 11:34 AM
  • "10 Great iOS Games for Boys" Tapscape 10:59 AM
  • "Apps to help achieve New Year's resolutions" Reuters 10:43 AM
  • "The 12 most beautiful iOS apps of 2012" The Next Web 10:42 AM
  • "The best apps for your new iPad" The Verge 10:42 AM
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Racing" Touch Arcade 10:42 AM
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: RPG and Adventure" Touch Arcade 10:41 AM
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Shoot 'em Ups" Touch Arcade 10:41 AM
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Pinball" Touch Arcade 10:41 AM
  • "SpinArt+ iPhone Game Review: All of the Fun, None of the Mess" Tapscape 10:41 AM
  • "The best apps for your new iPhone" The Verge 10:39 AM
  • "Best of 2012: Top apps for smartphones and tablets" USA Today 10:26 AM
  • "iPad starter kit: 100 essential apps/Got a new iPad for Christmas? You'll be needing some apps. Here are 100 to get you started..." Telegraph 6:39 AM
  • "Here are all the apps Santa forgot to put on your new phone or tablet" Digital Trends 6:38 AM
  • "Ten apps for your new iPad" Macworld 6:37 AM
  • "Starter apps for your new iPhone" Macworld 6:37 AM
  • "Just got a new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? Download these apps first" The Next Web 6:35 AM
  • "The Festive Apple 2012: Last minute iOS Christmas apps" AppleTell 12/24
  • "Join This Day In The Rolling Stones – iPad App Review" PadGadget 12/24
  • "Turn The Tables on Tower Defense And Plan Your Attack with Anomaly Korea- iPad App Review" PadGadget 12/24
  • "Action Movie FX Review: Action Movie FX takes the process of producing big-budget special effects and packs it into a simple interface to create spectacular home movies within seconds." 148Apps 12/24
  • "Penny Arcade the Game: Gamers vs. Evil Review" 148Apps 12/24
  • "Pixel Defenders Puzzle Review: Pixel Defenders Puzzle combines many elements from match 3, strategy, and combat games to create a unique experience." 148Apps 12/24
  • "The Journey Down: Episode One Review" 148Apps 12/24
  • "How to setup and start using your new iPhone, iPad, or iPad mini" iMore 10:42 AM
  • "Get started with the iPhone 5" Macworld 6:37 AM
  • "New Smartphone Or Headphones? Here Are A Few Tips To Prevent Hearing Loss" TechCrunch 11:10 AM
  • "Did you get a new iPad, iPhone + iPod? Start here!" iLounge 9:06 AM
  • "We've Got Live Tech Support To Answer Questions on All Your New Gadgets" Gizmodo 8:40 AM
  • "Q&A: Selling Your Own iBooks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:40 AM
  • "Easy last-minute gifts you can print or e-mail" CNET News 12/24
  • "Six Ways To Send The Perfect Last Minute E-Gift Card From Your Favorite Stores" App Advice 12/24
  • "Create a digital Yule log with your Apple TV" TechHive 12/24
  • "How to track Santa on your iPhone and iPad" iMore 12/24
  • "The Google Of The App Search Era Just Might Be Google" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "Steve Jobs' yacht: The anatomy of a news cycle" Fortune 12/24
  • "Amazon is discounting ebooks, whenever it's allowed to, unlike Apple" Gravitational Pull 12/24
  • "Mark Cuban Says Nokia's Lumia 920 'Crushes' The iPhone 5" Business Insider 12/24
  • "iPhone 5S With Built-In Pico Projector – [Concept] RazorianFly 12/24
  • "How Third-Party Apps Are Taking Over iOS" Gizmodo 12/24
  • "We Hope Apple Pays Attention To The Latest Super-Useful iPhone Hack For Managing Your Apps" Business Insider 12/24
  • "New thinner, lighter iPad 5 on the way in March?" VentureBeat 12/24
  • "Rumor Tips Thinner, Lighter iPad in March" PC Magazine 12/24
  • "Rumor: New iPad 5 Arriving In March 2013" AppleBitch 12/24
  • "Is It That Time Of Year Already? New iPad Rumours" Forbes 12/24
  • "What Apple Really Needs More Than Anything Right Now Is Another Juicy Rumor" Business Insider 12/24
  • "A dozen shades of Macintosh and iOS rants (Part 2)" ZDNet 12/24
  • "A dozen shades of Macintosh and iOS rants (Part 1)" ZDNet 12/24
  • "Will A $99 Android Tablet Be Enough To Make You Ditch Your iPad?" Business Insider 12/24
  • "Rumor: Next iPad Will Look Exactly Like You'd Expect" Gizmodo 12/24
  • "Google: With Or Without The 'X-Phone' Has A More Sustainable Business Model Than Apple"  Seeking Alpha 12/24
  • "Apple's Newton eMate 300 was an iPad and MacBook Air forerunner" AppleTell 12/24
  • "For all those alone with a gadget this Xmas" CNET News 12/24
  • "Is Red Hat Building A Business, Or Growing To Nowhere?" Investopedia 12/24
  • "Linux round-up: A bunch of Mints for Christmas" ZDNet 12/24
  • "Wired, Tired, Expired for 2012: From Stellar to Suck" Wired 12/24
  • "Facebook?! Twitter?! Instagram?! We Did That 40 Years Ago" Wired 12/24
  • "We don't need more data scientists — just make big data easier to use" GigaOM [Free Registration Required] 12/24
  • "Review: Kingston Hyper-X 3K 240GB SSD" The Register 12/24
  • "Top 15 most anticipated PC and video games of 2013" [Slideshow] PCWorld 12/24
  • "The Ten Best Games of 2012: With the release schedule cleared ahead of 2013 now's the time to talk the best videogames of the year." The Independent 12/24
  • "A holiday card to the IT industry, 2012: Windows 8? Ignore it. BYOD? BYOB. NoSQL? No worries. Keep your perspective and it's all good or at least more than good enough" InfoWorld 12/24
  • "What to get the tech titan who has everything: High tech's top names are usually impossible to shop for, but Cringely has a few gift ideas for Silicon Valley's finest" InfoWorld 12/24
  • "All I want for Christmas is a sign of technological sanity" InfoWorld 12/24
  • "The best business mobile products of 2012: InfoWorld's highest rated must-haves for serious mobile users" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 12/24
  • "7 Predictions For The Mobile Gaming Market For 2013" Forbes 12/24
  • "China set to surpass U.S. in R&D spending in 10 years" Computerworld 12/24
  • "Policy and privacy: Five reasons why 2012 mattered" CNET News 12/24
  • "Why The Simmering Social Revolution In The Workplace Will Boil Over In 2013" Forbes 12/24
  • "Is Amazon working on an AppleCare-like service?" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 12/24
  • "RIM's BB10 Seen With 85% Chance of Failure" Barron's 12/24
  • "Wondering How to Create a Great Tablet App for Kids? Ask Bert and Ernie." AllThingsD 12/24
  • "Report: Acer Prepping $99 7-Inch Tablet" PC Magazine 12/24
  • "The music industry dropped DRM years ago. So why does it persist on e-books? Experts say it may have to do with the size of the two markets, for one thing." Ars Technica 12/24
  • "Trust the cloud with my PRECIOUS? You gotta be joking: Violated, deleted... put your data up there and bad sh*t HAPPENS" The Register 12/24
  • "Internet Silence Speaks Louder Than Words" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "Why is Google trying to ruin Christmas?" The Verge 12/24
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Scam iOS Maker Of The Day: Installous" TechCrunch 5:47 PM
  • "Tennis great Rafael Nadal has a new iPhone app" USA Today 5:47 PM
  • "Juggle the Statue of Liberty - Super Juggle for iPhone Released" prMac 6:42 AM
  • "YouHue:Effects for Instagram has arrived in the App Store" prMac 6:42 AM
  • "Wobbery 2.0 Released, Words Stolen, Rationing Expected" prMac 6:42 AM
  • "This Holiday Seasons #1 iPhone Puzzle App Is Here" prMac 6:42 AM
  • "Students Jump Higher with new Middle School Algebra App for iPad" prMac 6:42 AM
  • "Snooze Minutes: Best Wake Up Motivation - You Pay if You Hit the Snooze" prMac 6:42 AM
  • "Share to Facebook, Twitter, Phone Text, or Email, Faster Than Ever" prMac 6:42 AM
  • "Meet Mr.Fox - lovely interactive Christmas game for toddlers" prMac 6:42 AM
  • "HEX IT - Do You Want to Truly Challenge Your Mind?" prMac 6:42 AM
  • "Groovideo helps users create videos with friends" prMac 6:42 AM
  • "5 Free iOS Games for the Holidays" Mashable 12/24
  • "iOS games that are actually worth giving" AppleTell 12/24
  • "Rock out with Santa during the holidays with Santa Rockstar for iPhone" iMore 12/24
  • "Gift Guide: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "Auxo App Switcher Tweak Now Available in Cydia" iClarified 12/24
  • "Apps to help achieve New Year's resolutions" Reuters 12/24
  • "Lion Case Folio Shield For iPad Mini" Cult of Mac 12/24
  • "Daily iPhone App: Bezel Photo adds some shapely fun to your photos" TUAW 12/24
  • "FlipSide Is An Impressive iPhone Gaming Case With Removable Game Controls, Solar Charging [Video] Redmond Pie 12/24
  • "Free eBook: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Discoveries" FairerPlatform 12/24
  • "Smartphone Controlled Bluetooth Smart Wireless Intelligent LED Light Bulb" MacPrices 12/24
  • "Best apps for the iPad Mini: Here's our pick of the very best applications and games for Apple's iPad Mini" Know Your Mobile 12/24
  • "Save Webpages As PDFs With Selectable Text In Safari For iOS" AddictiveTips 12/24
  • "Sending this holiday e-card will teach you how to write a little HTML" The Verge 12/24
  • "Five apps that put the Merry in Merry Christmas" TUAW 12/24
  • "A little bit of iPad holiday magic courtesy of iSimon" iMore 12/24
  • "Super Meat Boy Creator's Upcoming Mew-Genics Game Coming To iOS" App Advice 12/24
  • "Seamlessly Order Food For Delivery Or Takeout With The Recently Updated Seamless" App Advice 12/24
  • "Share Delectable Photos Of Your Favorite Food This Holiday Season With Burpple" App Advice 12/24
  • "Pixplit: An Instagram for social photo collages that's a lot more fun than you might think" The Next Web 12/24
  • "Use the Powers of the Eight Elements to Capture Monsters" prMac 12/24
  • "New Release Animal Shift Lite Ver 1.0 for iPhone" prMac 12/24
  • "ClassicWeather 2.0 Free for iOS - Now Optimized for iPad mini" prMac 12/24
  • "Entrepreneur Builds Social Charades Game from Basement, Credits Cloud" prMac 12/24
Computer Industry
  • "After a Cautious 2012, HP Looks Ahead: Meg Whitman finally has HP focused on stabilizing itself instead of adding to its sprawling portfolio, but she may still have to pull the trigger on some tough decisions soon." PC Magazine 10:44 AM
  • "Nokia Windows RT tablet will include keyboard cover with built-in battery" ZDNet 9:23 AM
  • "A Look Back at Predictive Assistants and Lurching Giants: In 2012, hardware and software brought us usability advances, faster chips, and gesture control." Technology Review 9:19 AM
  • "U.S. Congress may not have stomach for another SOPA/PIPA fight" PCWorld 9:11 AM
  • "High-tech 2012: The 10 biggest news events of the year" PCWorld 9:11 AM
  • "Overhyped, Overpriced: 2012's Insanely Expensive Gear" Wired 9:22 AM
  • "A year on the run: El Reg tracks 2012''s techno-fugitives" The Register 9:20 AM
  • "Where in the world is Santa? Google and Microsoft trackers disagree" The Independent 9:06 AM
  • "Nexus 7 Android Tablets for Christmas At DoubleDutch" BYTE 8:41 AM
  • "Netflix Says Video Streaming Service Hit By Outage" Associated Press 8:32 AM
  • "Netflix Suffers Christmas Eve Outage" TheStreet 8:28 AM
  • "17 best apps to download for your new Windows 8 tablet" PCWorld 9:12 AM
  • "How the Queen of England Beat Everyone to the Internet" Wired Magazine 9:23 AM
  • "How to 'tether' your PC to your phone: A lawsuit now makes 'tethering' PCs and phones cheaper." Christian Science Monitor 8:51 AM
  • "Instagram hit with class action lawsuit" CNN 8:46 AM
  • "China may require real name registration for internet access" Reuters 8:41 AM
  • "Infographic: The State of the Internet" PC Magazine 10:44 AM
  • "Apps to help achieve New Year's resolutions" Reuters 10:48 AM
  • "Best of 2012: Top apps to download for smartphones and tablets" USA Today 10:41 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi wins out as V3 Editors' Choice 2012" V3 9:21 AM
  • "Slideshow: 10 technologies to save our cities" EE Times 8:54 AM
  • "The gifts you didn't get: 2012 geek gadget guide/Here are 12 cool gadgets and 8 books you may have wanted but didn't get -- or you didn't even know you wanted" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 9:02 AM
  • "Make the most of your shiny new tech gift: Apps, advice and more for devices running Android, iOS, Windows 8 and Mac OS X." Computerworld 8:52 AM
  • "Your guide to safe and secure post-holiday shopping" InfoWorld 9:02 AM
  • "Christmas Morning Gift Tips: How to Protect the Tech Gadgets You Got" ABCNews 8:42 AM
  • "Google in 2012: Android soars, battles with regulators and a tricky new role" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Asiacell Seeks $1.3 Billion in Top Mideast IPO Since 2008" Bloomberg 8:44 AM
  • "Iraqi Telecom Asiacell Hopes To Raise $1.3 Billion" Associated Press 8:32 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Chart of the day: Apple shares are still up nearly 29% this year" Fortune 12/24
  • "Revisiting Apple's Stock: An Earnings Preview" Minyanville 12/24
  • "Apple: What the 10-Year Monthly Chart Says" Minyanville 12/24
  • "Funds for a Falling Apple" Barron's 12/24
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks stage Christmas rally/Tokyo, Shanghai enjoy sharp gains with most markets closed" MarketWatch 8:29 AM
  • "China Stocks Erase Year's Losses as Yen Drop Drives Japan Shares" Bloomberg 8:44 AM

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